An opera.


Libretto by

William CONGREVE, Newburgh HAMILTON


Music by

Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL


First performance: 10 February 1744, London, Covent Garden.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

Description, name
[sex]
 Voice type
[first performer, sex]
 

Jupiter

  [ ♂ ]

 

tenor
[ John Beard,  ♂ ]

 

Cadmus

king of Thebes   [ ♂ ]

 

bass
[ Thomas Reinhold,  ♂ ]

 

Athamas

a prince of Bœotia, in love with and design'd to marry   [ ♂ ]

 

contralto
[ Daniel Sullivan,  ⚨ ]

 

Semele

daughter to Cadmus, beloved by and in love with Jupiter   [ ♀ ]

 

soprano
[ Elisabeth Duparc,  ♀ ]

 

Somnus

  [ ♂ ]

 

bass
[ Thomas Reinhold,  ♂ ]

 

Apollo

  [ ♂ ]

 

tenor
[ John Beard,  ♂ ]

 

Cupid

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ ? ]

 

Juno

  [ ♀ ]

 

contralto
[ Esther Young,  ♀ ]

 

Iris

  [ ♀ ]

 

soprano
[ Christina Maria Avoglio,  ♀ ]

 

Ino

sister to Semele, in love with Athamas   [ ♀ ]

 

contralto
[ Esther Young,  ♀ ]

 

Chief Priest

of Juno   [ ♂ ]

 

bass
[ Thomas Reinhold,  ♂ ]

 


Zephyrs, Loves, Shepherds, Satyrs, Shepherdesses, Priests, Augurs.


 


Bœotia.
 

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